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‘I’m a slumdog’, Mike Tyson says on India trip

Former US boxer Mike Tyson poses during a news conference to announce India’s first global mixed martial arts Kumite 1 league in Mumbai on September 28, 2018. (PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Former boxing champion Mike Tyson declared himself a “slumdog” on Friday (28) as he made his first trip to India. The 52-year-old was in Mumbai, home to the slums that inspired Danny Boyle’s 2008 hit movie Slumdog Millionaire. “The most successful fighters have come from slums. All the current top fighters are from the slums,” the controversial heavyweight great told reporters. “I think the poorer you are the better boxer you are,” he added. “I am a slumdog. I grew up in a slum. I had the ambition to get out of the slums and that’s why I am here, Tyson said…

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